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John McKay

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 34), Page: 18 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 34), Page: 18 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    McKay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 25287 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 April 1886 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra MastertonWairarapa Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    George McKay (father), Greenfields, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 25287 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      126 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Wellington, 26 June 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 22 August 1916, and marched in to 1st Training Bn, Sling Camp.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 26 September 1916; joined 1st Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, in the field, 14 October 1916.
    Admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance, 29 April 1917; discharged to duty, 14 May 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 15 May 1917.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 20 September 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, from leave, 11 October 1917.
    Wounded in action, 20 October 1917 gun shot wound, chest and right arm), and admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 22 October 1917; to England, 29 October 1917, and admitted to Endell Street Military Hospital, London, 31 October 1917; transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 6 November 1917; attached on strength of NZ Convalescent Depot, Codford, and sent on leave, 22 December 1917, until 7 January 1918.
    Joined 3rd (Reserve) Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, Sling Camp, 18 March 1918.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 15 April 1918; joined 2nd Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, in the field, 12 May 1918.
    Wounded in action (second occasion), 1 September 1918 (gun shot wound, thigh); admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance, 2 September 1918, and transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 21, 4 September 1918, and admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 5 September 1918; discharged to Base Depot from No 4 Convalescent Depot, 21 September 1918; rejoined 2nd Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, in the field, 8 October 1918.
    Found guilty, Sling Camp, of being absent without leave, 13-17 April 1919: forfeited 4 days' pay under Royal Warrant.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from London on board SS 'Prinzessin', 16 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of engagement), 28 July 1919.
    War service abroad: 3 years 5 days AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name

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  • You are not forgotten, we are proud of your service,
    Public - deborah helen - Other Relative - 20 April 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      34: 18 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM


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20 April 2015deborah helenPahiatua New ZealandOther Relative

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